Inspiration: The Economides family

December 4, 2007 at 12:45 pm (Inspiration)

Sometimes, it’s important to remind yourself that you’re going to get through this.

You can do it.

How do I know? Because of people like the Economides family.

When you need some inspiration, just print out the article 8 Lessons I Learned From The Cheapest Family In The Nation and put it on your nightstand for repeated evening reading.

From the article:

  • The family paid off their house in 9 years even as their income averaged $33,000 a year. Of course, the ease of pulling this off would depend on the original cost of their home.
  • They spend $350 per month for food and disposable items covering paper goods, cleaning supplies and personal care items.
  • They never use credit cards. Ever. For anything.
  • Living this way means you need to plan, organize, shop wisely, communicate effectively (with the whole family), embrace teamwork, make sacrifices, prioritize frugality, and (perhaps most of all) stay determined.
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